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  • Towards a tariff-free WTO future? EPC fringe event at the CPC – Sunday 30th Sept at 15.45

    September 24th, 2018

    Much looking forward to our first fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference this year. At the time of organising this event, there was only 1 slot left and I had to decide there and then on the topic. As events have turned out – the topic was perfectly topical as we are just now discovering how difficult it is to negotiate with the EU and how much more willing other nations are to look at new trading relations.

    Towards a  tariff-free WTO future?

    Date: Sunday 30th September 15.45 – 17.00

    Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dolce Room

    Confirmed speakers:

    Shanker Singham of the Institute of Economic Affairs

    Marcus Fysh MP

    The Rt. Hon the Lord Lilley

    Launch yesterday of new platform www.eutariffs.com

    October 19th, 2016

    So this started out in late May when I became annoyed by the virtual non-discussion of import tariffs which we pay as members of the EU Customs Union and Single Market. The project then mushroomed, as I realised there was a lot more to be discovered behind the headline figures of the total numbers of tariffs and what they actually cost.

    So take a look at www.eutariffs.com and please feel free to get in touch if have any suggestions.

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